Raise your voice against stigma by educating yourself and others.
Includes efforts to affect national and state legislation related to mental health. We support research and funding for mental health care and advocate locally for effective mental health services.
NAMI LOBBY WEEK - February 21-25, 2022. Meet with Legislators from your Legislative District. Register HERE
The NAMI Washington 2021 Legislative Session Report is now available. This has been one of the most impactful legislative sessions Washington has seen regarding behavioral health, housing and human services. You can download the report here.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy. NAMI Smarts: Telling Your Story, is the foundation module and in this workshop we'll talk about why advocacy for mental health care is so important and the power of your story to influence others. Then, we'll guide you through writing your own powerful story in seven short steps. Finally we'll prepare to meet with our legislators during NAMI WA Virtual Lobby Week.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is scheduled for January 22, 2022 from 10-2 p.m.